KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The Kuwaiti coastguards have arrested two Kuwaitis and an Arab for trafficking in drugs, reports Al-Rai daily. The arrest came after the Investigations Department the Coastguard received a tip-off that ‘someone’ will be attempting to recover drugs from the depth of the sea inside Kuwait’s territorial waters. Acting on this information, the area was put under surveillance and the three men were caught in the act after they had fished out of the waters 45 kilos of hashish. During interrogation the men admitted to the charge and said the main trader was an Iranian with whom they shared the spoils. The contraband and the suspects have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.
Two caught using drugs: Two Kuwaiti citizens were arrested in Ahmadi area for consuming drugs and possessing different types of drugs and drug paraphernalia, says Al- Seyassah. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen were patrolling Ahmadi area when they suspected two men in a vehicle and asked the driver to pull over. They checked the details of the two men to discover they are Kuwaiti citizens of ages 22 and 32. Noticing their disoriented state, securitymen checked them and found methamphetamine and Chemical drugs as well as drug paraphernalia including a lamp used for consuming meth. The two suspects were arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the Drugs Control General Department (DCGD) for investigations. Meanwhile, Ahmadi securitymen arrested another Kuwaiti citizen in Ahmadi area in possession of three sachets of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was referred to DCGD for necessary legal action
Back to the drugs: A Kuwaiti citizen, who is wanted for treatment in Psychiatric Medicine Hospital, was arrested in Khaitan area for consuming drugs and possessing narcotic pills and drug paraphernalia, says Al- Seyassah. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen noticed the suspect driving his vehicle in an unsteady manner in Khaitan area. When they rushed towards him, he stopped the vehicle, jumped out of it and started to run but he was caught by securitymen. They checked his details and discovered he is a Kuwaiti citizen who is supposed to be admitted in the Psychiatric Medicine Hospital for treatment. They checked him and found narcotic pills and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities for investigations.
Bedoun arrested: A Bedoun youth was arrested in Sulaibiya area in possession of drugs, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, Jahra securitymen were patrolling Sulaibiya area at night when they suspected a youth who was walking in the area. They stopped him and asked him for his identification document but he said he did not have any with him. Securitymen had noticed him throw a bag before he spoke to them. They checked the bag and found a drug and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and referred with the confiscated items to the concerned authorities. Meanwhile, Hawally securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti citizen behind Hawally Telecommunications Tower in possession of narcotic pills and drug paraphernalia. Necessary action was taken.
By Munaif Nayef Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies